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Learn How to Dry Basil Leaves & Other Information About Basil

Learn How to Dry Basil Leaves & Other Information About Basil Plants Do you want to learn how to dry basil leaves? What is basil good for anyways you ask? Well, basil is one of the handiest plants to have around the house. Whether it’s grown in a pot, garden, or in a hydroponics setup,Continue reading “Learn How to Dry Basil Leaves & Other Information About Basil”

13 PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES WITH SOME BUSTED MYTHS

13 PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES WITH SOME BUSTED MYTHS Plants that look pretty are one thing, but plants that repel mosquitoes AND look pretty are something else entirely. In fact, most of these plants have even more uses than just physical appearance and pest disappearance. Take a few moments to browse through this helpful list.Continue reading “13 PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES WITH SOME BUSTED MYTHS”

Low Maintenance Flower Bed Border Info Bits

Low Maintenance Flower Bed Border Info Bits In the wake of the release of our Low Maintenance Plant List, I’d like to discuss some fun ways to think about creating a low maintenance flower bed border. I will also cover why they are worth all the effort that goes into creating them. Let’s get downContinue reading “Low Maintenance Flower Bed Border Info Bits”

Landscaping with mulch. A guide to ground coverings.

Landscaping With Mulch A Curb Appeal Blog Post by White Shovel Landscapes When landscaping with mulch, you might ask the age old question of, “why should I use mulch?” It’s a good question, whether it’s new to you or not. To the common observer, mulch is just some raked up stuff mounded up under flowerContinue reading “Landscaping with mulch. A guide to ground coverings.”

Seal The Deal With Curb Appeal

Seal The Deal With Curb Appeal Sure, we’ve all heard it; “Curb Appeal!” The two magic words everyone talks about when they are considering selling their home. It’s easy to talk about, and sure it sounds good and everything, but what is it and how can you seal the deal with curb appeal? Better yet,Continue reading “Seal The Deal With Curb Appeal”

4 Excellent Design Ideas for Your Flower Beds

4 Excellent Design Ideas for Your Flower Beds Today, I’m going to share with you some incredible design ideas for your flower beds. These techniques are tried and proven, and can work with just about every home. I won’t be using exact plant names, but I will describe a plant here and there, that youContinue reading “4 Excellent Design Ideas for Your Flower Beds”

12 Must Have Landscape Materials for Each Project

12 Must Have Landscape Materials For Every Project Today, I’m excited to present you with the 12 must have landscape materials for every landscape project. All of these items make up a great material list, but what I love about them is they also form a really great checklist of all the different aspects thatContinue reading “12 Must Have Landscape Materials for Each Project”

Why You Should Reseed Your Lawn and How to Do It​

Why You Should Reseed Your Lawn and How to Do It When you reseed your lawn there are a few differences from regular lawn maintenance. I want to explain what lawn reseeding is, so we will all be on the same page. Some people might see lawn reseeding as a complete removal of all currentContinue reading “Why You Should Reseed Your Lawn and How to Do It​”

Tree Spraying – How to Take Care of Your Landscape

Tree Spraying How to Take Care of Your Landscape What is Tree Spraying? If you have trees in your yard, you may have stopped for a second and thought, “What is tree spraying?” The idea behind spraying your trees is the same as spraying your yard, or any other shrub. You want to treat itContinue reading “Tree Spraying – How to Take Care of Your Landscape”

What is Tree Lopping? A Quick Guide

What is Tree Lopping? A Quick Guide Tree Lopping Lopping refers to a tool used to cut a branch off a tree. It’s a strange Middle English term “lop” which simply means to cut off branches and twigs. In this guide we are going to be talking about Tree Lopping, and what it means toContinue reading “What is Tree Lopping? A Quick Guide”